Breaking News

Comedian 'Bhonzo' loitering Harare carrying a bible

by Entertainment reporter
15 August 2012 | 6575 Views
Hard times seem to have forced popular actor comendian Lawrence "Bhonzo" Simbarashe, and is now frequently seen loitering in the streets of Harare carrying a bible as though he is seeking divine intervention.

Unlike his former jovial self that would be spotted at bars joking with friends with his favourite beer in hand, Bhonzo now walks along Harare streets with a Bible in his hand - often stopping along the way to read one or two scriptures - in an apparently thoughtful mood.

Asked whether he is seeking divine intervention following a spate of misfortunes that include losing his voice and helplessly watching fire destroy his Chitungwiza house, Bhonzo could neither deny nor confirm his apparent religious turnaround.

"The Bible is now my friend and I read it every time. I am not confined to any church but I believe God is there for everybody," said an emotional Bhonzo, who now struggles to speak.

He said he regularly attended church but could not disclose the name of his denomination.

For many comedy lovers, the name Bhonzo evokes a string of humorous memories. Famed for his lead role in the television series Bhonzo Nechikwata, the actor, broadcaster and advertiser is ranked among the most talented artists of his era. His powerful voice was always outstanding and unmistakable. The voice was a natural gift put to good use.

But successive misfortunes have over the past years drained all the energy, humour and creativity from the veteran artist. After battling a blood pressure-related ailment for almost two years, Bhonzo lost most of his household property when his house was gutted by fire in December last year.




His six-roomed house is still to be renovated. The lounge that used to house sofas, a fridge, a television set, computer, radio and other electrical gadgets is now an empty space, save for two old garden chairs. Broken asbestos sheets have been heaped on burnt beams as a makeshift roof.

Bhonzo, who is not employed, survives from donations from well-wishers. But his fellow counterpart Timothy "Timmy" Tapfumaneyi is doing well in life after getting a job with an insurance company.


Bhonzo Comedian

Source: Standard.

Does Prophet Magaya's anointing oil work?

Yes
20.69%
No
72.41%
Spiritual matters
6.9%
29

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Girl, 15, forced into marriage - THREE aunties who forced their under-...

by Lovemore Kadzura | 30 January 2015 | 436 Views

Motorist swallows driver's licence - THERE was drama at a police roadb...

by Staff Reporter | 30 January 2015 | 638 Views

Taxi driver wilfully infects girl with HIV - AN HIV-positive Rusape ta...

by Lovemore Kadzura | 30 January 2015 | 639 Views

4-year-old cancer patient appeals for assistance

by Staff Reporter | 30 January 2015 | 539 Views

'I'm not satisfied with one man'

by Liberty Dube | 30 January 2015 | 967 Views

'Hubby impregnated girlfriend' - HIE, there readers. How are you all? ...

by Anne Ruthenburg Weddings | 30 January 2015 | 827 Views

Mujuru to sue Grace Mugabe, claims Mutasa

by Staff Reporter | 30 January 2015 | 4054 Views

'Don't pin your hopes on SA,' Mphoko tells youths

by Staff reporter | 30 January 2015 | 2605 Views

Robert Mugabe: man of the people? - Africa's leaders have appointed Zi...

by Enjoli Liston | 30 January 2015 | 1486 Views

Don't blame squatters, says Tsvangirai - Opposition leader Morgan Tsva...

by Staff reporter | 30 January 2015 | 1235 Views

Utshontsha ingcekeza kamalukazana - KUDABA olusegudwini esigabeni sako...

by Ndumiso Sibanda lo Msilisi Dube | 30 January 2015 | 2152 Views

MDC-T Ruwa clean up programme on tomorrow - The MDC-T Goromonzi South ...

by Staff Reporter | 30 January 2015 | 1238 Views

'Half-baked' graduates - quantity without quality counts for nothing! ...

by Wilbert Mukori | 30 January 2015 | 1498 Views

Khupe angles for Tsvangirai's post - report - Daggers are drawn betwee...

by Staff reporter | 30 January 2015 | 2769 Views

Grace furious with Mugabe over alleged 'lover' Muchinguri - A whistle-...

by Staff Reporter | 30 January 2015 | 6851 Views

Namibia drags feet on Zimbabwe qualifications - TWENTY-EIGHT Namibian ...

by Theresia Tjihenuna | 30 January 2015 | 2789 Views

Nama awards nominees - Full list - A lot has been said about the Natio...

by Staff reporter | 30 January 2015 | 831 Views

Mutasa on a mission to 'cleanse' Zanu-PF - Didymus Mutasa, the embattl...

by Ray Ndlovu I M&G | 30 January 2015 | 2458 Views

'Friends yes, imperialists no more,' says Mugabe - President Robert Mu...

by Staff reporter | 30 January 2015 | 1337 Views

BREAKING NEWS: Mugabe unanimously elected to lead Africa - President ...

by Staff reporter | 30 January 2015 | 3999 Views

Man bites wife's finger after being refused access to her phone - A ...

by Staff Reporter | 30 January 2015 | 1715 Views

Munya Mataruse Joins Tuku on US Tour - Upcoming Pakare Paye Arts Centr...

by Entertainment Reporter | 30 January 2015 | 989 Views

Mphoko out of touch with reality - FEARS that Vice-President Phelekeze...

by Stewart Chabwinja | 30 January 2015 | 4468 Views

ZAPU to reconfigure the Youth Front - "We are revisiting our revolutio...

by Thulani Nkala | 30 January 2015 | 1677 Views

Mafikizolo and Zahara Zimbabwe bound - Entertainment Reporter After a ...

by Staff reporter | 30 January 2015 | 1432 Views

Woman stabs hubby over WhatsApp message - A 22-year-old Barbourfields ...

by Thandeka Moyo | 30 January 2015 | 3965 Views

Bulawayo to go ahead with prepaid water meter installations - BULAWAYO...

by Loveness Bepete | 30 January 2015 | 1480 Views

Judgment day for cheating wife killer - A man assaulted his "adulterou...

by Mashudu Netsianda | 30 January 2015 | 2505 Views

Entertainment

Nama awards nominees - Full list - A lot has been said about the Natio...

by Staff reporter | 30 January 2015 | 831 Views

Munya Mataruse Joins Tuku on US Tour - Upcoming Pakare Paye Arts Centr...

by Entertainment Reporter | 30 January 2015 | 989 Views

Mugabe, Mujuru at Harare Gallery

by A.A.V. Amasi | 28 January 2015 | 5530 Views

Prof Jonathan Moyo says 'Zimbabwe to meet digitisation deadline in Jun...

by Farirai Machivenyika | 27 January 2015 | 2364 Views

DJ stabbed by lover - A MATSHOBANE suburb disk jockey (29) got more t...

by Staff reporter | 27 January 2015 | 5021 Views

Bulawayo movie Qiniso out in February - THE much anticipated movie, Qi...

by Showbiz Reporter | 26 January 2015 | 2338 Views

Where is omasiganda music now?

by Fred Zindi | 26 January 2015 | 2483 Views

Ringo billed for pre-Valentines Bash in Bulawayo

by Bongani Ndlovu | 26 January 2015 | 3752 Views
iBlog

Four In 10 Americans Face Regular Online Fraud Attacks

Microsoft offers four primary tips to help protect users from identity theft:• be selfish and defensive with personal information by not sharing sensitive details in emails, and instant and text messages• create, use and keep secret so-called “... Read More
SecNews 24 October 2014 ago

Those Behind Tb Joshua Watch Photo Proof!

when this couple (dave and angie) were indicted of being the masterminds behind tb joshua watch, the blog admins refuted it and denied any sort of connections with the couple, but that’s not what the facts portray as precisely every single one ... Read More
pointblank 13 July 2014 ago